Views for 2011-08-19

Friday, August 19, 2011
Gary Houser
Tar Sands Chance for Revitalized Climate Movement at 11th Hour?
Momentum is now decidedly building for what might well become a breakthrough moment in the climate movement. This movement - attempting to address the transcendent issue which now threatens the very...
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Christine Ahn
Naval Base Tears Apart Korean Village
“The land and sea isn’t something you bought,” explained Kang Ae-Shim. “Why are you selling something that was there long before you were born?”
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Dave Murphy
Politics, Farmers and Change: The End of Rural America
This week President Obama returned to Iowa, where he launched his successful bid to the White House, to speak about " jobs and economic security " in rural America.
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Glenn Greenwald
A Prime Aim of the Growing Surveillance State
Several weeks ago, a New York Times article by Noam Cohen examined the case of Aaron Swartz, the 24-year-old copyright reform advocate who was arrested in July, after allegedly uploading academic...
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Glen Ford
British Jealous of America’s Savage Police
In the wake of rebellions that spread to much of urban Britain, the ruling Conservative Party government is not only sounding like their racist American cousins, they were at least toying with the...
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Yolanda Pierce
Why Persecute the Poor for Being Poor?
I love to cook and was delighted when a friend requested a pan of my favourite dish. In search of my "secret ingredient", I rode to the grocery store in the air-conditioned comfort of my car, focused...
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Ramzy Baroud
US-Arab Disconnect: Revolutions Restate Region’s Priorities
As the Arab Spring continues to challenge dictators, demolish old structures and ponder roadmaps for a better future, the US remains committed to its failed policies, misconceptions and selfish...
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Andre Francisco
How to Make the Super Congress Open and Accountable
As the saying goes, with great power comes great responsibility. In Washington, great power should also require great transparency.
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Sharif Abdel Kouddous
Egyptians Defend Viral Video Activist Charged in Military Court
Asmaa Mahfouz is one of Egypt’s most prominent activists. The 26-year-old helped co-found the influential April 6 Youth Movement in 2008 that helped pave the way for the revolution through years of...
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Bill McKibben
This Is Getting Exciting
This is starting to get exciting.
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